MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Streams and rivers continue to rise across Minnesota.
“We’re actually in the process of issuing watches and warnings for respective points on these rivers,” said Chris Franks, forecaster with the National Weather Service Office in Chanhassen, Minn.
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The snow pack continues to melt and at a desirable pace. It’s been warm enough during the day to promote melting and cool enough at night to slow things down.
The Mississippi River could reach flood stage in St. Paul in the next several days.
“But, it’ll probably be about a week from now, close, maybe Thursday-Friday time frame,” said Franks.
There could be some additional precipitation in the Twin Cities area with rain likely this weekend plus rain or snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.
“You know, a half inch or inch, I don’t think it would change things dramatically. But it would certainly, all that water has to go somewhere and it’s going into the rivers,” said Franks.
Ice jams already have caused flooding in Jordan, Minn.